New KidVids Category Taps Jeff Holder
A new 168 Film Project Entry category this year is "KidVids." These 5-minute-or-less films will be fun and instructive for children. Before submitting, producers will specify one of two target age ranges: films for 3-5 year-olds; “G” rated, and 6-10 year-olds; “G or PG.” KidVids are one of several "non-speed" film categories, so producers may begin production right away.
The spirit of KidVids is a return to the very conservative standards of 1950's media. KidVids will be protective of children, unlike many recent films receiving ‘G’ and ‘PG’ ratings.
To help with the production of KidVids 168 Film tapped Mr. Jeff Holder to help design films with Kids in mind. Jeff is a media veteran in the world of kids and family programs. He began as a writer on animated series TV like "Dennis the Menace" and "Scooby Doo."
He's been an executive at ABC Kids Programs, VP of Development at Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network and VP Creative Affairs at Sony Wonder. He's produced the Veggie Tales’ Cartoon "Adventures of LarryBoy," and the missions movie "The GodMan." Jeff has written feature screenplays and he also creates evangelistic apps for cellular phones. Recently, he has been serving as Executive Director of Communications for Children's Hunger Fund.
Jeff has received the Angel Award and the Candlelight Award from Regent University. He serves as a judge for UCLA’s screenwriting expo and
the Humanitas Award. He is a teacher and mentor for Teen Mania, Act One and other venues. Jeff is on the leadership team for Visual Story Network and on the board of directors for NextManga, WorldWide Advance as well as Into Focus Eyeglass Ministry. Jeff lives in Los Angeles.